Programs

Boston City Singers’ mission is to provide the highest level of musical training and wide-ranging performance opportunities for young people ages 4-high school, inspire personal development, celebrate diversity, and foster goodwill .

Programs take place throughout the school year, providing music literacy and vocal coaching with Teaching Fellows from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, New England Conservatory, and Longy School of Music of Bard College.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

All programs perform in at least two “family and friends” concerts each year

Kodály Singers - age 4 - grade 2

Dorchester and Jamaica Plain

Through singing, dancing, creative movement, and playing percussion instruments, children develop their singing voice, beat competency, and pitch matching. Members develop rhythmic and harmonic skills and learn part-singing through rounds and partner songs.

 

Kodály Singing Classes - Age 4 - Grade 2
(Cambridge: Age 4 - K)

Through singing, dancing, creative movement, and playing percussion instruments, children develop their singing voice, beat competency, and pitch matching.

 

Melody Makers - Grades 1-2
(Cambridge Only)

Members develop rhythmic and harmonic skills, learn part-singing through rounds and partner songs.

 

Training Chorus - Grades 3 - 5

Learn to read music, play complex rhythmic patterns, and perform in multiple parts, using a wide-ranging repertoire in 2-3 languages.

 

Cantare - Grades 6-9

Intensive classes concentrate on music literacy and vocal coaching with music in 3-4 parts in multiple languages.

They often perform at six or more regional events, festivals, and concerts, including those with a full orchestra.

Cantare members may participate in the World Rhythm Ensemble (WRE), studying the complex rhythms of the African diaspora.

Tour Choir - grades 7-12

Tour Choir members rehearse twice a week. With a repertoire of more than 40 pieces in many languages, they perform in more than 15 events annually, often in collaboration with renowned artists. In addition, they work toward international travel every two years. New Tour Choir members participate in the World Rhythm Ensemble (WRE), studying the complex rhythms of the African diaspora.

 

 

 REHEARSAL LOCATIONS

  1. DORCHESTER:  Epiphany School,  154 Centre Street 
  2. JAMAICA PLAIN: Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Street 
  3. CAMBRIDGE:  St. James’s Episcopal 1991 Mass. Avenue 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGERS

DORCHESTER and JAMAICA PLAIN
Emma Greenough
emmagreenough@bostoncitysingers.org
603-543-7989 

CAMBRIDGE KODALY, MELODY MAKERS and TRAINING CHORUS
Debbie Slade
debbieslade@bostoncitysingers.org
781-572-2315 

 

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2023-2024 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

  1. DORCHESTER PROGRAMS

    Epiphany School (154 Centre Street)
    • Kodály Singing Class (Age 4 - 2nd Grade) ($400)
      Director: Wendy Silverberg
      Weekly Rehearsals: Wed., 5:15-6:00
      Tuition: $450 annually
    • Training Chorus (Grades 3 - 5) ($550)
      Director: Jane Money
      Weekly Rehearsals: Wed., 5:15-6:15
      Tuition: $550 annually
    • Tour Choir and World Rhythm Ensemble
      (Grades 7 - 12)
      Directors: Jane Money, Kimani Lumsden,
      Mathew Leese
      Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesdays Epiphany School 6:30-8:30 and 2-3 Saturdays/mo. St. James’s, Cambridge 1:30-5:30
      Tuition: $950 annually
  2. JAMAICA PLAIN PROGRAMS

    Hope Central (85 Seaverns Street)
    • Kodály Singing Class
      (Age 4 - Grade 2)
      Director: Wendy Silverberg
      Weekly Rehearsals: Sat., 9:00-9:45    
      Tuition: $450 annually
    • Training Chorus (Grades 3 - 5) ($550)
      Director: Emma Greenough
      Weekly Rehearsals:  Sat., 9:00-10:00       
      Tuition: $550 annually
    • Cantare (Grades 6-9)
      Director: Emma Greenough
      Weekly Rehearsals:  Sat., 9:00-10:30
      Tuition: $600 annually

  3. CAMBRIDGE PROGRAMS 

    St. James’s Church (1991 Mass. Ave.)
    (Cambridge Children's Chorus division)
    • Kodály Singing Class (Age 4 - K)
      Director: Wendy Silverberg
      Weekly Rehearsals: Monday, 4:00-4:45
      Tuition: $450 annually
    • Melody Makers (grades 1 - 2)
      Director: Wendy Silverberg
      Weekly Rehearsals: Thursday, 3:45-4:30
      Tuition: $450 annually
    • Training Chorus (Grades 3 - 5)
      Director: Wendy Silverberg
      Weekly Rehearsals: Thursday, 4:45-5:45
      Tuition: $550 annually
    • Cantare (Grades 6 - 9)
      Director: Jaime Alberts
      Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesday, 4:30-6:00
      Tuition: $800 annually
Student singing and dancing
Kimani on drums
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